PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE - Week of December 17, 2018

Dear Mott Hall Families,

Mott Hall has come together during this month to make donations for sick children in Columbia Presbyterian.  We are so grateful for our students’ giving and kindness. Similar to our Canned Food Drive, it was a great success! 

We had great fun last week with our “Ugly Sweater Day”.  Students wore Holiday Sweaters and adorned our hallway with vibrant colors.

Everyone is excited about our upcoming Winter Wonderland Event hosted by our PTA at PS 128.  Come join us and support through donations or as a chaperone.  Call the school and sign up!

Kudos to our 8th Graders for completing their High School Application Journey.  Our scholars worked diligently in attending tours, interviewing, researching, attending fairs and applying to the best schools NYC has to offer.  We can’t wait to share the results!

This week marks the last classes for this Dance Cycle.  We offered Ballet and Dance making. Our students shared that they learned many techniques and look forward to future opportunities.  We were able to provide these experiences through a grant.  

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, our teachers will organize holiday events for our students where they will play games, watch movies and socialize.

On Friday, December 21, 2018, students will be dismissed at regular time, 2:05.  We will all be on a break. There are no Saturday programs.  School will reopen on January 2, 2019.

Our ELA and Math Clinics will be take place from January 5th – April 13. Applications are available in the main office.

On behalf of the Administration, Faculty, and staff, I wish all the Mott Hall community a Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year!

Be well!

Principal De Los Santos-Pena

Upcoming Events

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  • 7th Grade Math Olympiad

    7th graders will compete in teams of four to work on challenging math problems.

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  • Winter Wonderland Dance

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The goal of the Mott Hall School’s curriculum is the development of skilled students who are self-directed critical thinkers.


Young Scholars

Mott Hall students are considered young scholars. They learn subject matter through a constructivist and project-based approach using powerful learning techniques such as Socratic dialogues, literature circles, writing for student publications, digital film making and web site creation.

The curriculum is further enriched by its alignment to the Common Core NationalStandards. Students are offered accelerated special courses and seminars as well as special enrichment electives such as chess, robotics and stock market studies which engage them in real world investigations tied directly to student needs and interests.


Mott Hall has a technology rich environment. In an effort to confront the digital divide, we use the PupilPath online system to give       parents and students instant access to grades, attendance, and progress reports. 



  • Awarded National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act
  • New York State Reward School 2012-2016
  • National Dance Institute Program  for 25 years
  • Urban Advantage Science Partners
  • Street Projects
  • City College of New York Partnership
      • School of Science 
      • School of Engineering 
      • School of Architecture
      • AAron Davis Film Series
  • NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Math Counts Contest

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal